Personality Improvement Tips For Social Life
Improve your confidence and get noticed wherever you go by following simple day today social life etiquettes. A sureshot way to impress everyone around.
Always mind your table manners by not talking with your mouth full or showing people what is in your mouth.
Arrive on time, your host will be working very hard to serve the dinner hot. Don’t be very late.
Ask politely, by name if possible, to pass the salt. Smile when you need a utensil or other item. Be sure to thank the person.
At a dinner party, smile at other guests and treat them all well, be polite, peaceful, calm and classy.
At a dinner table if the person asks for salt, do ask them if they need pepper. It makes the other person feel respected.
At a formal dinner avoid keeping your elbow on the table while eating. Make use of your fingers for eating bread, cookies and potato chips.
At a formal dinner don’t look around the room while drinking water. Look into the glass. After drinking, wipe your face with a napkin.
At a formal dinner first, open up the napkin placed on the table and keep it on your lap. Use it to cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
At a formal dinner hold fork in the left hand to hold the food and spoon in the right hand to lift the food.
At social gatherings keep circulating. Whether you are the host or the guest, your focus should be the people, not the food and drinks.
Attend social gatherings. It improves your relationships with other people and helps you develop your communication skills.
Attend social gatherings. Social events can give you new perspectives.
Be chivalrous. If you are dining with any lady, first serve her and then yourself.
Bring a gift for your host or hostess, if appropriate. This depends on the event at hand.
Bring flowers for the lady of the house or if you know the host well, something they might like, maybe related to cooking.
Brush up on etiquette before you go to a party. If your host has a different ethnic background then learn about their customs.
Chew in small bites if you want to be polite. You don’t want to eat like a salvage in front of everyone.
Chew with your mouth closed. Don’t slurp and burp while eating. These are very bad table manners and look very indecent too.
Definitely wait until everyone is seated and served before beginning to eat. If you eat before others, it is considered rude.
Do not put too much food in your mouth. Eat in small bites and slowly. Also, don’t overfill your plate.
Do not stick your little finger out when drinking tea. Just hold the teacup normally, otherwise it is considered rude.
Do not swear! It is not at all a cool thing to do in a party. Some people may be completely put off by it.
Do not talk with your mouth full. Do not stop mid-sentence to eat, chew, swallow, and then continue.
Don’t eat too little and don’t leave a dish. It could seem impolite if you are served food which you don’t touch.
Don’t forget to thank your hosts for their hospitality and opening up their home, as well as allowing you to eat with them.
Don’t sip your beverage before you have swallowed the food in your mouth. It is considered rude to do so.
Eat after everyone on the table is served. Never talk with the mouth full. Don’t use toothpick in public.
Eat only what you can handle. Never eat too much, not only will you feel ill, you will look impolite and greedy.
Hosts will normally provide cloth napkins to guests. When paper napkins are provided, they should be treated the same as cloth napkins.
Ideally the person, irrespective of gender, who has extended an invitation of dining out is the one who pays for dinner or cocktails.
If alcohol is served at a party practice restraint and drink only as much as you can enjoy and can retain complete senses and maturity.
If as a host you include a creative dress code, like beach formal or urban casual, be sure you give examples of what is, and is not, okay.
If it is a formal dinner, it is completely acceptable to bring flowers. Empty handed arrivals are never appreciated.
If the dinner is for a special occasion, like birthday, bring a gift for the person as well. Often, a gift certificate will do.
If the tea is hot, do not blow on the tea. Leave your teacup on the table to cool. Fidgeting with food is not a great personality asset.
If you are a host, ask your guest to start first. If you are a guest never start eating before any signal from your host.
If you are at a party and wish to speak, don’t go first. Allow the event host to make the first toast and politely take over.
If you are invited to a casual dinner, it is appropriate to ask whether you can bring part of the meal like a salad or dessert.
If you are not nice to the waiter or waitress, they won’t be eager to give extra attention to your requests, so be polite.
If you are served something you are allergic to, politely tell the hostess this, preferably before she puts it on your plate.
If you are served something you dislike, try to eat it anyway to be polite. It will make the host happy.
If you are unsure and you don’t know your host or hostess well, take along a box of chocolates. It’s the safest bet.
If you are visiting a friend’s parents’ home, offer the parents help with anything needed there, such as preparing the table for dinner.
If you dislike a dish, just call the waiter and say nicely that your meal is slightly disappointing and they will understand.
If you have no clue about your host, don’t gift anything. Sincerely thank your host and hostess and be a charming guest.
If you must leave your mobile on at dinner don’t answer it at the table. Instead, excuse yourself and then answer the call.
If you’re bringing food or drink to a party, find out what the host plans to serve and bring something that complements it.
If you’re buying flowers, get them arranged in a vase so the host doesn’t have to run around looking for one. Reduce their stress.
If you sit at a restaurant for very long, tip more especially if the restaurant is busy and you are taking up table space.
In restaurants, the napkins provided are for you to wipe your mouth or hands, not to clean your nose or eyes.
It is always a great gesture to be nice and warm to the person taking and serving the order at a restaurant.
It is good to practice good hygiene, but not so good to do it in public. Save the flossing and hair brushing for the rest room during lunch.
It is rude to chew your food and talk. It is also rude to take a sip of your drink while chewing your food.
It’s never too early to start teaching restaurant manners to children. Poorly behaved children can ruin the dining experience for others.
Just because you say EXCUSE ME that does not mean you can belch at any time you like. Avoid doing it in front of anyone.
Know your dining partner’s business and personality if you can. They will be impressed with the fact that you know so much about them.
Laughing at a belch is bad and makes a person seems crude. It may be funny to your friends but others see it as poor character.
Make sure you know the atmosphere at a party. Arriving in shorts when other guests are wearing tuxedos is not good.
Nasty habits are a no no. No one wants to see a bit of chewed finger nail in their dinner or sneezed on while they are eating.
Never go empty handed to a dinner party. Always carry flowers or wine.
Never put makeup on at the table or check your teeth. It is extremely rude and crude. Contain your vanity.
Never turn a glass or cup upside down to decline service. If you don’t want your glass or cup refilled, hold your hand over the glass.
Offer to help clean up after a party or a get together. The host might be tired and will welcome your help.
Please do not make a noise such as slurping and burping while eating. This is very bad table manner and looks very indecent.
Practice basic table manners. Keep your elbows off the table, keep fingers out of the plate and break small pieces of bread.
Restaurant reservations are like any other appointment. If you make a reservation, stick to it. This will let them know you are particular.
Smile at other guests and treat them all well, be polite, peaceful, calm and classy.
Sneezing in public is never glamorous. Avoid blowing your nose in public. Always excuse yourself and go to the washroom.
Some restaurants cannot afford to provide servers with tips right away if everyone puts them on their credit cards. Tip in cash.
Stay focused on the person you are speaking with and certainly not on anything else to avoid them feeling unappreciated and unwanted.
Take tiny bites of sandwiches. Never stuff the whole thing in your mouth, even though it is small. Remember this at your tea party.
Tell your server how much of the food you want. This will ensure that the food is not wasted.
Thank your host. They must have worked hard to pull off the dinner and the party. Make them feel appreciated.
The more you communicate to the waiter, the better he or she will be able to serve you. Remember their name too, for better service.
The signs of a good host or hostess is that they always ensure that their guests have eaten first.